A 22-point fourth quarter gave the visiting Lake Michigan Catholic boys basketball team new life and the Lakers made the most of it in overtime for an 86-76 win Saturday over White Pigeon.
DeKurtis Murphy led the Lakers, which nearly closed out the win in regulation after going up by seven points with four minutes remaining, with 18 points and Jack Marszalee drained five 3-pointers to finish with 17.
Despite a 25-point outpouring by Mitchell Moore and a 21-point night by Dylan Hochstetler, the Chiefs (1-4) cooled off late after holding a 55-50 advantage entering the fourth quarter. Moore added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals, Hochstetler finished with five boards, two assists and a trio of swipes and Riley Olsen netted 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals.
David Miller added nine points and Blake Groves contributed five.
“I thought that our six men played very hard tonight and I was very proud of their efforts,” White Pigeon coach Tony Cholometes said. “Our young men never quit fighting and forced overtime. Our Achilles heel tonight was our free-throw shooting down the stretch. We needed to make one front end of a one-and-one.”
Photos by John Gentry